Gerald Knaus spoke at a side event at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the PACE debate on political prisoners in Azerbaijan on 23 January 2013.
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give an online presentation on “Acting exemplary, talking populist? We (Austrians) and the refugees?”, organised by the Social-Democratic Teachers Association of Upper Austria.
ESI's Gerald Knaus argued that European refugee policy has become a policy of violence with deaths in the Mediterranean, mistreatment by state organs and pushbacks, and migrants being instrumentalised to fan the fear of uncontrolled mass migration.
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a meeting organised by the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies Strategy (SCEEUS) to develop goals for a new policy for Eastern Europe ahead of the incoming Swedish EU presidency.
ESI's Kristof Bender participated at a seminar on "A Resilient Europe in Uncharted Waters" bringing together fellows of the Europe's Futures programme of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) from Vienna with Italian think tankers.
ESI's Gerald Knaus spoke about the situation of refugees in the Republic of Moldova, the effect the war between Russia and Ukraine has had on the country’s energy sector, and the impact of pro-Russian propaganda and disinformation within Moldova.